The Acerola Cherry

by admin on July 17, 2014

The Acerola Cherry

The Acerola Cherry

Antioxidants are substances and nutrients that prevent oxidation damages to our body. Most antioxidants can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables. The most common of these fruits would be the cherries. But wait! Are you aware that there are a variety of them? There are thousands of them but one of the most sought after is the acerola cherry.

The acerola cherry (also known as the Barbados cherry) is a tropical and subtropical antioxidant fruit. Acerola cherry plants are found in the southern part areas of America such as Florida, the Caribbean, Texas, and Mexico. On the other hand, they are cultivated in Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and Taiwan.

This power fruit is known for its high content of vitamin C that is stronger than that of the famous orange.  It has numerous but one of the most common acerola cherry health benefits would be its strengthening of the body’s immune system. It can also lower the risk of heart disease and neurological disorders.

Do you eat acerola cherries?  Why or why not?

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